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AFRY engineering partner when Renewcell expands operations

Renewcell has awarded AFRY an engineering assignment for their recycled textile materials production expansion at SCA's Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The assignment includes project and construction management services, process, mechanical and piping engineering, electrical, automation and instrumentation engineering, fire and HVAC design, as well as civil design. The project is a continuation of AFRY's previous feasibility studies.

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ABB’s early delivery of drives project for Sun Paper enables first modern pulp and paper site in Laos

ABB and international producer Sun Paper have completed the successful activation of a major drives project at the first modern pulp and paper site in Laos as part of an investment towards reaching an output of 1.2 million tons of pulp and paper annually.

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Sappi Europe announces price increase for Packaging and Speciality Papers

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for all its Packaging and Speciality paper grades by 7 – 11 % valid for deliveries from 1 April 2021.

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Valmet to supply coated board and fine paper making lines to Fujian Liansheng

Valmet will supply a folding boxboard making line (BM 1), a fine paper making line (PM 3) and a bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) production line to Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China.

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Metsä Spring invests in Montinutra, a startup that commercialises wood extract

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd has made an equity investment in Montinutra Ltd, a startup converting forest industry side streams into high-value bioactive products. The financing round totals approximately EUR 1 million, and Metsä Spring is participating in the round with current and new private investors.

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Toscotec to supply tissue machine for MEPCO’s new tissue mill in KAEC

MEPCO and Toscotec signed a turnkey supply contract for a high efficiency AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine. Toscotec is one of the world’s leading manufacturers, specialized in turnkey projects, complete lines, rebuilds and single equipment for the tissue and paper & board industries.

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Voith modernizes and expands stock preparation plant for Modern Karton PM 3 in Ergene, Turkey

Modern Karton, manufacturer of cardboard packaging and packaging paper in Turkey, recently signed a contract with Voith for the extension and modernization of its existing OCC line. Within the scope of the contract, Voith will also supply a new stock preparation line for pulp and recovered paper. The new order follows the successful upgrade and expansion of the existing DIP line.

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Toscotec to supply two TADVISION machines to Hengan Group in China

Toscotec will supply two TADVISION® tissue machines to Hengan International Group at its Shandong and Hunan mills in China. Toscotec’s TADVISION® line is designed to ensure superior bulk, softness and absorbency. With this order, Hengan breaks through the barrier of conventional and textured tissue in the Chinese market, aiming to manufacture top quality structured tissue with the highest bulk, softness and absorbency properties. The start-up is scheduled for 2022.

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Republic Paperboard Company LLC and Voith innovate curtain coater process to launch Republic’s coated Gypsum Linerboard production

Republic Paperboard recently installed and commissioned a new curtain coater system, which was built by Voith and will allow Republic to produce coated Gypsum Linerboard for the first time.

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Robotic solution for de-wiring in the area of pulp supply

The specialist for automation solutions, cts GmbH, offers a new, highly efficient robotic solution for the dewiring of pulp bale units in the incoming material area of companies from the pulp and paper sector. Up to 28 of the bale units weighing tons can be dewired per hour fully automatically with the cts dewiring robot DWR-U. By this, 1 robot can serve 2 or more independent lines in parallel.

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Valmet delivers all main process islands and automation for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

Valmet and Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, have finalized the agreement for the key technology delivery covering all main process islands and automation systems for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The new bioproduct mill will have an annual pulp production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes and in addition produce various other bioproducts. The new totally fossil fuel free mill is scheduled to start-up in the third quarter 2023.

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Cepi Update

European Paper Industry welcomes revamped EU trade policy’s support to green and digital transitions

Last year the European Commission launched a major review process of the European Union's trade policy to help contribute to a resilient and sustainable EU economy after the coronavirus pandemic.

A CEPI update.

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